COWES Sports Football Club defender and schoolteacher Ash Brett has produced a series of 'living room' workouts for people aged six to 60 to keep fit and healthy during the coronavirus lockdown.

Ash, who teaches modern foreign languages at the Island Free School, Ventnor, had produced video keep fit sessions primarily for his secondary school students, with the hope their families would also get involved.

But with all the positive feedback he has received so far, he has created a YouTube channel to anyone can give it a go —

His sessions, which comprise four repeat rounds of five different types of exercise, lasts just over 20 minutes.


Ash has also produced a short video discussing mental health and giving students some sound advice whilst they are off school. 

Ash, a friend and team-mate of Gareth Bricknell at Cowes Sports, who produced his own sporting video, the 10m Bin Challenge, which has become popular across the Island — — took his inspration from watching other high-intensity interval training (HIIT).

He said: "As we know, exercise is an excellent way to boost our mental health, which is particularly important at the moment.

"I talk about the benefits of exercise a lot during my videos.

"With the feedback I've received, this certainly seems to be the case, so I'd say anyone between the ages of 6-60 could give them a go! 

"I know my mum, who turns 60 next Sunday, has been doing them at her home.

"I got into doing HIIT workouts a couple of years ago, when I supported my then partner, through doing the Joe Wicks 90-day plan. 

Isle of Wight County Press: A scene from one of Ash Brett's 'living room' workout videos.A scene from one of Ash Brett's 'living room' workout videos.

"He's been a real inspiration of mine ever since, and I think what he's doing with the revenue he is making from his PE teacher lessons during this difficult time, is just so admirable.

"To give my students a familiar face and voice, I thought it would be nice for them to see me and follow me through some of my own HIIT workout videos. 

"I had intended to do one or two videos a week, but the feedback from my students and some of their parents has been lovely, which and has motivated me to do four this week, which I aim to keep up for the duration.

"I’d really like to reach out to more families and spread the word about my videos across the Island community — and help any other people who might be interested in doing some exercise to help keep them positive in this tough period we’re going through."